Club Quesadillas...Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!

What can be better? Any kind of quesadillas...they're the best! Kids and adults love them equally. Kids like them for lunch or a great after school treat. Who hasn't taken a tortilla, filled it with cheese and nuked it in the microwave. So yummy and takes the edge off when you are really hungry. They are also a great dinner time favorite with soup, or as an appetizer when you have guests. Plus they are a great appetizer when you're out for dinner. They are also great with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving.
In my bowling days I would have one with chicken just about every week with an adult beverage and my  bowling buddies. Nothing better than that! There are so many kinds of quesadillas out there. Club quesadillas are great and I've added a few more at the bottom of this post that might interest everyone.

Let's Make A Club Quesadilla...
First spread the ranch dressing on the tortilla. Then add some cheese on top of the dressing.
Sprinkle some bacon and chicken on top of the dressing and cheese.
Then sprinkle with tomatoes and place the second tortilla on top of the ingredients. I have a tortilla maker. Plug in so the maker gets hot. Once the green light comes on you're ready to place the first tortilla on the maker. Cook for about 7-8 minutes or until golden brown.
And here they are. I didn't have large tortillas, but the small ones worked also. I placed some more bruschetta on top of the tortillas for extra flavor.

Club Quesadillas Recipe...
  • 2 flour tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1 T. Ranch Dressing
  • Chopped chicken or turkey
  • 1 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tomato (diced) - I used some left over bruschetta that we had had the night before.
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • *Salsa (optional) but what's a quesadilla without the fixings. I also put ranch dressing out and sour cream.
**Note: this recipe is for 1 quesadilla...just double or triple your ingredients for more quesadillas              
  1. If you are lucky enough to have a quesadilla maker, follow instructions on how to cook.
  2. Heat grill or non-stick skillet on top of the stove to medium heat. Spread tortillas with ranch dressing.
  3. Layer remaining ingredients on one tortilla. Place second tortilla on top of ingredients and other tortilla.
  4. Grill or heat in frying pan 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until quesadillas are golden brown on both sides and singles (cheese) are melted
How to Cook Quesadillas the Old Fashion Way...on the stove!
You can also make quesadillas the old fashioned way...on the stove. I actually think the quesadillas are much better when cooked on the stove. Below is a youTube video with Nicole McLaughlin from All Recipes. They look delicious! So if you don't have a quesadilla maker, just do it the old fashion way!
Easy Quesadillas by Nicole McLaughlin from All Recipes

One Final Thought...
This is just a quick post on a quick snack or accompaniment to dinner. I love quesadillas. You can do a lot with tortillas. They aren't for just Mexican food. I've added a few different kinds of quesadillas that I think would be great, especially the breakfast quesadilla. What can I say, anything on a tortilla is great. A quick and easy lunch or dinner. And don't we want something easy these days! 

Also check out the Helpful Tips at the bottom of this post. How to Clean windows both inside and out.

Cleaning Windows inside and out!
Oh those nasty windows...Every spring it's inevitable we need to clean those nasty windows. I came across this method on the internet. I have to say though, I have always used Dawn for cleaning my windows inside. They are always clean with no residue. But this helpful hint covers the outside windows. I think we have all tried the store bought cleaner. And although it works OK, it just doesn't fit my standard for clean windows. Here's a recipe that will work every time with no rubbing, scrubbing or drying. It cuts the amount of work down to manageable.

Outdoor Window Cleaner Solution:
1/2 gallon warm water
1 T. liquid Jet Dry
1-2 T. Dawn Dishwashing Detergent

  1. Mix all ingredients above in a large bucket.
  2. Spray windows down with your hose.
  3. Wipe or brush cleaning solution onto windows, immediately hose off your windows
That's it! You are now done. The remaining water will sheet off, leaving clean streak free windows.

Source:  33 Barefoot Lane

Always remember..."Life's dessert first!"...words to live by!